UK alt-pop four piece Passion Falls have premiered the title track from their 2016-bound debut EP The Greatest Adventure.
Fronted by Jonny Holland, a man whose own personal taste reflects formative years spent listening to showtunes and Kanye, Passion Falls’ crescendoing indie-electronic stylings, subtle lyrical nuances and shimmering melodies sound quite unlike either.
The band’s press release references contemporary influences like Foals and Temper Trap as well as New Wavers Talk Talk, Simple Minds and Depeche Mode. For me, there’s even a hint of a Lupercalia era Patrick Wolf – an opus, right there – as Holland enlists the listener to join the group on that Greatest Adventure. And it’s even more present in the surging splendour of the band’s only other release to date; the EP closer Star Crossed Lovers which you can get as a free download just for signing up to their mailing list.
The 4 track collection, due out on 19 February via MUK Records, has been produced by Dave Pemberton (Prodigy, Groove Armada) and Jim Spencer (New Order, The Charlatans) and it’ll also feature two further tracks; the shimmering Chasing Ghosts (the next single due 15 Jan) and Colourblind which is described as “an ethereal dancefloor-led” number.
Preorder The Greatest Adventure from iTunes here and grab the title track as an instant grat.